The Islands of Tahiti’s borders are still open and commercial flights will continue to operate. As such tourists are welcome to travel to our islands as long as they comply with the existing entry protocol and the new measures in place in some areas of the territory. For the moment the flight programmes of international and domestic airlines remain unchanged.
The measures concerning movement of people in The Islands of Tahiti applicable from Saturday, October 16, 2021:
– Austral Islands: 9pm to 4am maintained
– Society Islands: 10pm to 4am
– Tuamotu Islands, Gambier Islands and Marquesas Islands : the curfew will be lifted. The certificate of movements during the curfew is available on the website of the High Commission.
Entry and Stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti as of August 11th 2021
The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with the following changes :
Simplification of ETIS.pf platform for VACCINATED TRAVELLERS :
For all vaccinated travellers, the health request on Etis.pf including the upload of proof of vaccination is no longer required.
It should be noted, however, that checks of proof of vaccination and tests required will continue to be carried out upon departure and upon arrival.
RT-PCR self-test upon arrival :
In view of the extremely low number of tourists found to be positive upon arrival (2 per 1000 passengers), the traveller screening process is modified as follows as of Thursday August 12th: – All travellers must undergo an RT-PCR self-test upon arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.
– A self-test kit with instructions will be given to them upon disembarking. The test can be performed under the supervision of a health professional in a dedicaded area at the airport from 5am and 10am. Outside of these opening hours, travelers can leave their test at their hotel reception in Tahiti and Moorea or directly in one of the drop-off locations.
– The other provisions of the entry protocol remain unchanged.
Travelers having stayed at least 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana) or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
Travelers “Immunized by Covid-19” now follow the same protocol as vaccinated travelers.
No more compelling reason to be justified to travel to Tahiti,
Deadlines to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure:
7 days for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines
28 days for the Janssen vaccine
Are included in this category :
Travelers immune by previous COVID-19 infection
Travelers having stayed less than 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana), or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
Compelling reason for travel still applicable (Health, Family, Work)
Tourism is not a compelling reason for travel
A 10-day quarantine is still applicable
Traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is :
vaccinated : no quarantine – 2 self-tests – (distributed upon arrival) to be done at D+4 and D+8 and to be deposited at their hotel or in a dedicated health centre
unvaccinated : Compulsory 10-day quarantine in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé InstituteTAHITI
Traveling alone (UM) :
Compulsory 10-day quarantine together with the legal guardian representative in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé InstituteTAHITI
Travelers are considered immunized if they have:
Contracted Covid-19 and received at least one dose of vaccine between 2 and 6 months after contracting Covid-19*
Contracted Covid-19 more than 15 days after receiving at least one dose of vaccine
*For travelers immune by previous COVID infection : proof document can be a dated positive test result or a medical certificate by a doctor + proof of vaccination for 1 shot
Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if they received:
Comirnaty vaccine (Pfizer): 2 doses
Moderna vaccine: 2 doses
Astrazeneca/Vaxzevria vaccine: 2 doses
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine: 1 dose
A mix of these authorized vaccines is also accepted
Health Surveillance Fee Effective July 20, 2021
As indicated in a previous press release, all passengers will be subject to a fee upon arrival to cover part of the costs associated with Covid 19 health measures. This fee covers the processing of administrative and sanitary requests, Etis procedures, arrival tests and tracing of passengers disembarking in French Polynesia.
As of July 20, 2021, upon obtaining your Etis receipt, travelers will be required to pay a flat fee. The amount of the fee will be tiered according to the type of traveler :
5000 XPF : Vaccinated travelers age 12 and over
12 000 XPF : unvaccinated travelers age 12 and over
Minors between 6 and 11 years old (include):
5000 XPF if they are traveling with a fully vaccinated adult or legal guardian
12 000 XPF if they are traveling with an unvaccinated adult or legal guardian
Exemption for travelers less than 6 years old ; students residing in French Polynesia ; persons getting back to French Polynesia after a medical evacuation or their travel companion(s)
Travelers will have to pay this fee online, when they apply on the www.etis.pf platform.
Please note that travelers who have already completed their ETIS application and obtained their receipt will not have to do so again and are exempt from this payment.
The implementation of the possibility of a reimbursement of the health package linked to the ETIS certificate to come to French Polynesia in case of cancellation or postponement of the trip, upon request (written/email), within a period of three months, upon production of supporting documents (receipted invoice and ETIS receipt).
Information for travelers returning to the United States from French Polynesia
To help speed up testing at the Tahiti Faa’a airport’s Covid center, passengers returning to the United States can now pre-register and pay for their test two days before departure.This will allow passengers to skip administrative formalities and access the airport testing center upon arrival via a priority line.Following the previous information note sent on June 2nd, 2021, the notice has been updated: ILM (Laboratory) requests also information regarding the return flight (date and flight number). This information will allow them to make sure all departing passengers are registered for testing on the right day at the airport testing center.More details on the document below:
Find the updated Entry and Stay conditions les conditions hereafter and on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus. Please note that they are subject to modifications.
If you need any further information please use our live chat, email@example.com or the toll free service +1 866 783 44 96.
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